The ARS Culture Collection is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world, containing approximately 93,000 strains of bacteria and fungi. The collection is split into subcollections of molds, prokaryotes, and yeasts. In addition, the online catalog is searchable by genus, species, subvar type, and subspecies.
The collection is housed within the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. The scientists and staff of the ARS Culture Collection conduct and facilitate microbiological research that advances agricultural production, food safety, public health, and economic development. These goals are pursued through in-house research that improves understanding and utilization of microbiological diversity and through efforts to enhance the value and accessibility of microbial accessions in the Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection.
- US Federal Scientific Collections html
The US Federal Scientific Collections entry for the ARS Culture Collection...
- Welcome to the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL)html
The main web site for the collection
- The ARS Culture (NRRL) Collection Online Cataloghtml
Online catalog and database server for the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL)....
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USDA/ARS, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
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005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
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005:18 - Agricultural Research Service